#59 From Viking Tooth Decay to Today's Dental Staffing Dilemma

😬 Join our favorite Chewers as they delve into the gritty details of Viking oral hygiene—or the terrifying lack thereof 🛡️. They discuss the fact that 60% of Viking chompers were as decayed as their sunken ships. The duo chew over the connection between Swedish meatballs, lingonberry jam, and the Vikings’ meat-heavy, root vegetable-studded diet that might have led to gnarly grins worthy of a horror show 🍖🥔. In a twist, they ponder if Helga the Viking dental assistant might trade her bone tools for modern-day suction devices.

And if that’s not enough to get you to bite, they drill into a sobering reality: the daunting career outlook for today’s dental assistants, discussing the "Stay interviews" strategy, and the mass exodus of tooth techs from the dental field 🦷👩‍⚕️. So, buckle up for a journey back in time and then fast-forward to the frontline of the toothy trenches—this is one episode that really sinks its teeth into the meat of the matter! Plus, remember to appreciate your dental staff because nobody's trading their scalers for swords today. ⚔

LINK to the articles:

Vikings Tooth Problems

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